We took advantage of the favorable winter weather for ice fun. We’ve already built a rainbow igloo, and this time we used frosty nights to make color ice balls. Just prepare food dye, balloons and get to work 🎈🎈🎈.
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You will need
- Balloons 🎈🎈🎈
- Food coloring – if you have powder dyes, it is worth using rubber gloves
- Water tap
- Cold winter – you will need a decent frost, because the balls are quite large. In my opinion, it is worth trying when it will be below -5°C/23°F for 2-3 nights.
How to make color ice balls
Prepare balloons and food coloring. If you have powder dyes, it is worth using rubber gloves, because it is hard to avoid touching the dye, and it is hard to get it off your fingers.
Drop a little dye into the dry balloon.
Then mount the balloon on the tap, turn on the water, fill and finally tie the balloon. It is impossible to fill the balloon with a watering can, because the ballon is not stretchy enough. Only the water pressure in the tap allows you to fill the balloon with water.
Put the balloon outside and wait for it to freeze. We don’t have much data on the freezing time yet. Based on experience with igloo and balls, it seems that 2 nights at less than -5°C/23°F is the minimum. We will continue to try and update the post with new experiences 🙂
After freezing, you have to break the balloon and you can enjoy the beautiful colorful ice balls.
Color ice balls
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!